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progestin Syllabification: pro·ges·tin
Pronunciation: /prōˈjestin/

Definition of progestin in English:


A natural or synthetic steroid hormone, such as progesterone, that maintains pregnancy and prevents further ovulation during pregnancy.
Example sentences
  • HRT is made up of two types of hormones, oestrogens and progestins, or synthetic progesterone.
  • It is well known that gonadal steroids such as progestins, androgens and estrogens are produced by the ovary under the influence of gonadotropins.
  • Reported androgenic effects of synthetic progestins include fluid retention, reduction of HDL cholesterol levels, headaches and mood disturbance.
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